The Cylinder: Kinematics of the Nineteenth Century

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"The Cylinder" investigates the surprising proliferation of cylindrical objects in the nineteenth century, such as steam engines, phonographs, panoramas, rotary printing presses, silos, safety locks, and many more. Examining this phenomenon through the lens of kinematics, the science of forcing motion, Helmut Muller-Sievers provides a new view of the history of mechanics and of the culture of the industrial revolution, including its literature that focuses on the metaphysics and aesthetics of motion. Muller-Sievers explores ...

The Cylinder: Kinematics of the Nineteenth Century 2012, University of California Press, Berkerley

ISBN-13: 9780520270770

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